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CITY CENTRE > THE PARLIAMENT HOUSE
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GETTING HERE:
Located adjacent to the Supreme Court. Disembark at EW14/NS26 Raffles Place Station, walk across Cavenagh Bridge into Asian Civilisation Museum and Victoria Theatre & Concert Hall. The Parliament House is right behind them. Also on CityBuzz stop C2-#9.

DESCRIPTION:
The Parliament House is a rather new building, completed in 1999 to cater for the enlarged Members of Singapore Parliament. It was not actually built from scratch. Rather, this new Parliament House is an integrated complex developed around the restored former Attorney-General's Chambers which dates back as early as in 1864.

This place of congregation for Singapore's MPs opts for a more contemporary design, rather than ostentatious Greco-Roman or Corinthian designs of the 19th century. For me, the building holds a statement of Singapore's national identity. This young country is trying her best to inculcate its own design ideas and not dwelling much on her colonial past.

In short, the New Parliament House imposes a modern outlook, taking the country's architectural identity away from the yesteryears.

MY VERDICT:
A new architectural outlook for Singapore. Also recommended to take a stroll to the nearby Old Parliament House and Asian Civilisation Museum.

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